Haiti confronts avalanche of presidential candidates – Yahoo News

A three-year political crisis that delayed local and parliamentary elections has done nothing to dampen Haiti’s enthusiasm for democracy, judging by the avalanche of hopefuls now running for president.

Taking charge of an impoverished Caribbean nation still struggling to recover from a devastating earthquake and a cholera epidemic might seem a tough challenge, but no fewer than 70 candidates think they’re up to the job.

The incumbent, former pop star Michel Martelly, is constitutionally barred from seeking a second term in a country still scarred by the cruelty of former “presidents for life” Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier. via – Yahoo News


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